Sexuality / Violence

Even as We Face Sexual Violence, Young (and Not So Young People) Still Need To Know Some Things Before Oral Sex

In November I posted this piece about “6 Things African Boys (and Grown Men) Need to Embrace About Masturbation”. The nub of the post was this video lesson from presented by presented by Cheyenne, who says she is from outside Los Angeles in the United States and has Mexican, Cuban and White American ancestry. … Continue reading

Children / Feminist / Masculinity / Men

Educating Men and Women on Creative Freedom

African countries, says Kopano Ratele, are weighed down by scores of problems. The oppression of women and girls is only one of these problems. However, the profeminist scholar cautions that masculine domination is not merely one among many problems, and not a problem for female and feminine subjects only. Instead, the subordination of women and girls, especially … Continue reading


Women in Politics

This is an map showing how women fare in politics across the world. The map is issued annually by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women. Why should the map be of interest to you as a man? Where to begin? In short, we need to talk about you and your relationship to women. The fact is … Continue reading

Blacks / Children / Class / Men / Sexuality

Money, Men, Women, Some Kind of Love

“Many rich black parents of the North make the mistake of associating their hard-earned economic freedom, with their children’s supposedly unquestioned entitlement to it. This misconception becomes dangerous when these elite black individuals raise their children – particularly their male children – with traditional ideas of manhood coupled with the constant spoon-feeding of money. This … Continue reading

Masculinity / Men / Sexuality / Women

This Blog-post Can Help You Attract Straight White Women

Last weekend’s Sunday Times ran this ad for Volkswagen’s new Polo.  VW clearly do not see anything wrong with the ad. Half of the as is taken by these words: This car can help you attract women. Just drive it to places where there are women. And be really charming. The Sunday Times clearly didn’t see … Continue reading

African / Blacks / Boys / Men

Obama: “Sometimes I Sold Myself Short”

So as Christian mentioned, during my visit, they’re in a circle and I sat down in the circle, and we went around, led by their counselor, and guys talked about their lives, talked about their stories. They talked about what they were struggling with, and how they were trying to do the right thing, and … Continue reading

Feminist / Gender / Masculinity / Men / Uncategorized / Women

Thoughts of Spending Time With Female Students Overwhelming To Male Student

This story, about a male student who took his professor to a human rights tribunal because the thought of being in a class full of females made him anxious, is amusing. Thank you to the folk at Southern Masculinities for bringing it to our attention. Finding it ‘very funny’ too, Professor Lindsay Clowes observes that ‘it raises all sorts of questions … Continue reading